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National Motorcycle Museum (UK)
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Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:02

Whilst visiting Birmingham NEC for Motorcycle Live in Nov 2014 I booked an extra night at the White Lion in Hampton-in-Arden to extend my stay by a day.  This would enable me to visit the National Motorcycle Museum, which has been on my list of places to visit for years.  In my former life in the UK I would visit Solihull on a monthly basis for business meetings and never got the chance to stop for a visit, this trip would be different.

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BMW F650 Luggage
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 21:24

In April of 2014 my lovely wife bought me an old but very low mileage BMW F650.  The bike was bought mainly to take on some touring duties around Spain and maybe further afield.  Coming in completely standard form, with no luggage some additional purchases would be necessary.

Starting with a BMW as a base should be fairly straightforward as many companies make and supply suitable solutions besides BMW themselves.  However starting with a 19yr old BMW is a little more difficult as most companies have stopped producing items for this model, maybe this wouldn't be as simple as I thought.

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New Acquisition –BMW F650 Funduro
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

Flicking through a local Facebook page that lists items for sale, my lovely wife stumbled upon a 1995 BMW for sale.  After battling the moral dilemma of whether to tell me or not (If I tell him he will buy it), she relented and passed on the info.

“Is this the sort of thing you were looking for?” She asked in a very non-committal manner.

“What is it?” I asked.

“An old BMW 650”

“Not really” I said “How much is it?”

"Cheapish" she said, and then let slip that it only had 4300kms from new, I was suddenly more interested plus it was only about 10kms from home, bonus.

 

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Broken
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Friday, 14 March 2014 01:55

Is it really over 2 month since I wrote the Albir Lighthouse article, it doesn't seem that long.  February started with so much promise, unfortunately circumstances took over a little and plans went out the window, when I managed to break my collarbone in a mountain biking accident...

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Albir Lighthouse
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Monday, 10 February 2014 00:45

This morning (Sunday) being a long term biker, I was up early ish straight to the front door to look out at the weather before heading through to the garage to check the Suzuki over. This Sunday would be different however, no ride today, plans and promises had been made. Today was to be a family day.

Family days are great, but I had just got back into the swing of biking on a Sunday morning.

 

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